By the summer of 1920, Babe Ruth had attained a degree of celebrity beyond that of any other player in baseball history. Traded by the Red Sox for the unheard-of sum of $125,000, the Bambino was on a tear, breaking his own records and drawing legions of fans into Yankee Stadium. The Atlanta Consti... read more
My Twenty Years in Baseball by Ty Cobb, William R. Cobb, Paul Dickson Cobb personally wrote the story of his life for a newspaper syndicate after his 20 record-setting years in baseball. This illustrated edition is the first commercial publication of his words in book form.
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter Golenbock, Paul Dickson Golenbock's oral history of the scruffy Brooklyn Dodgers tells the team's tale through the words of such legends as Pee Wee Reese, Leo Durocher, and Duke Snider as well as ordinary fans.
Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964 by Peter Golenbock In this definitive history, a bestselling journalist focuses on a golden era in which the team won nine World Series titles on the strengths of Hall of Famers such as DiMaggio, Mantle, and Berra.
My 66 Years in the Big Leagues by Connie Mack, Rich Westcott A Founding Father of modern baseball, Mack holds the record for most wins — and losses — by a major league manager. Enhanced by 70 photographs, his warmhearted autobiography is populated by many legends of the game.
Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II by William B. Mead Now the Baltimore Orioles, the St. Louis Browns won their only pennant in 1944. This lighthearted look at America's Pastime during World War II reminisces about charity games, cigarette drives, and the bumbling Browns themselves.
Joe Louis: Black Champion in White America by Chris Mead, Chris Mead This "stunning" (Kirkus Reviews)biography of the popular pugilist recounts his triumphant and often tragic tale against the background of America in the 1930s and '40s. Includes 14 photographs.
Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues: Revised Edition by John B. Holway, Frank Ceresi The foremost historian of the "blackball" era spent nearly 10 years researching this acclaimed oral history, interviewing 17 outstanding players including Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, and Willie Wells. Over 80 vintage photographs.
Classic Baseball Cards by Bert Randolph Sugar 98 classic cards on heavy stock, full color, perforated for detaching. Ruth, Cobb, Durocher, DiMaggio, H. Wagner, others. Rare originals cost thousands.
Hall of Fame Baseball Cards by Bert Randolph Sugar 92 authentic cards on heavy stock, full color, perforated for detaching. Hornsby, Stengel, Gehrig, Williams, Koufax, Clemente, etc. No duplication of cards with Sugar's Classic Baseball Cards.
Camp-Lore and Woodcraft by Daniel C. Beard Easy-to-follow advice for boys and girls on building campfires; packing, saddling, and mounting a horse; choosing a campsite, pitching a tent, cutting down a tree, chopping wood, and much more. 377 black-and-white illustrations.
The Field and Forest Handy Book by Daniel C. Beard Written by a co-founder of the Boy Scouts, this appealing guide offers illustrated instructions for building kites, birdhouses, boats, igloos, and other fun projects, plus numerous helpful tips for campers.
Survival Handbook: The Official U.S. Army Guide by Department of the Army This special edition of the Army field manual is geared toward civilians. An essential companion for campers and all lovers of the outdoors, it constitutes the most authoritative wilderness guide.
Tennis: Origins and Mysteries by Malcolm D. Whitman This compilation of tennis lore and legend was written by an undefeated Davis Cup champion. Blending fact with humor and philosophy, it recounts the origins of the game, uses of the terms and equipment, more.
By the summer of 1920, Babe Ruth had attained a degree of celebrity beyond that of any other player in baseball history. Traded by the Red Sox for the unheard-of sum of $125,000, the Bambino was on a tear, breaking his own records and drawing legions of fans into Yankee Stadium. The Atlanta Constitution fed the growing interest in New York's newest player with a twelve-part series of articles in which Ruth reminisced about his rough-and-tumble childhood as well as his life in the big leagues. He also commented on the current season, including the 1920 pennant race and World Series. Although doubtless shaped by a ghostwriter, it is clear that these are Ruth's own thoughts, opinions, and recollections. The first contemporary account of the famed player's early years, these articles have long been available only to researchers and history buffs. Thirty historic photographs complement this original edition, along with an Introduction by sports historian Paul Dickson.
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